Setchey postmill


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Setchey postmill stood to the south of the village on the west side of the road to King's Lynn.


Ogilby's Britannia, 1675, Plate 43, London to King's Lynn shows a windmill at 'Seechy', about 3 furlongs south of the bridge over the River Nar, on the west side of the main road.
The will of Robert Rainolls, miller of Barton_Bendish, was proved at Norwich Consistory Court in 1627.
He bequeathed to his son, Robert:-
"...my windemill called Sechtchie Mill fully farnished as it standeth ... and the howse and pittes and hilles conteining by estimacion one acre of ground be it more or less there unto adjoining lieing and being in the boundes and limites of Totting- or Sechhill."
He also left his Barton_Bendish_mill to another son, W. Rainolls.
A. J. Davison, Sprowston


1627: Will of Robert Rainolls snr, miller of Barton Bendish, proved at Norwich Consitory Court

1627: Robert Rainolls jnr, miller

Ogilby's Britannia map 1675: Windmill



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